### Re: Maths Problem

How about drawing a 3D shape (depending upon the value of N) with equal distances between neighbour nodes and equal angles between the edges? All the nodes lie on the imaginary sphere and the distance to the center is the same. Thus you get one and only one shape for each value of N. You can rotate it inside the sphere. How about putting them randomly on that sphere? Or use one of the well-known distributions (Poisson distribution for example)? (use 3 coordinate versions of these distributions) What about using a random/stochastic process (Markov, for instance). (use 3 coordinate version of these processes) Greg McCarroll wrote: I was working on my talk for YAPC::Europe and I got a little distracted, with the following problem and I also thought some of you might like to think about it. First of all, consider the problem of distributing N points around the origin evenly in 2D, so they are all the same distance from the origin. Now this is quite easy, you can simply imagine a circle and the points placed around the circle, each 360/N degrees apart in terms of projections from the origin. Simple huh? Ok, now how can you distribute N points around the origin in _3_ dimensions, again all of them at the same distance from the origin? Obviously there will be an imaginary sphere again, but where do you put the points. Thoughts are welcome, i'm currently trying to solve it and having lots of gotchas. However if you have a complete solution please put in some *spoiler* space. Greg -- Greg McCarrollhttp://217.34.97.146/~gem/ -- Mindaugas Genutis Department of Communication Technology Aalborg University of Technology

### Re: Yet Another Job Email

Hello, I see a lot of job discussions going on here. Maybe someone can accept a Master's student for an internship this summer? The last two years I've been working as a part-time programmer. Visual C++ mostly. I know what is UML and I've been at YAPC::London :-) Best Regards, -- Mindaugas Genutis Department of Communication Technology Aalborg University of Technology

### Re: OT for London.pm : Forwarded : The Perfect Storm - The Condensed Script

1. Being John Malkovich 2. Fight Club 3. High Fidelity 4. American Beauty 5. O Brother Where Art Thou 6. Boiler Room 7. The Straight Story 8. Boys Don't Cry 9. Billy Elliot 10. Erin Brokovich That's a good list I think. However, it's too American. And the number 10 I think was added only to finish the list. "Erin Brokovich" was a typical politically correct happy end Hollywood story that sux more than anything that has ever sucked before. -- Mindaugas Genutis Department of Communication Technology Aalborg University of Technology